Day 235, Year 6 Windbird Welcomes the Steinkerchners
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Weather: Rain Early, Cloudy Clearing in Afternoon, Upper 80’s
Location: Lightkeepers Marina, Little River, South Carolina

We started our morning early by driving my niece Janet to the airport in Wilmington. We had quite a rain storm on the way north and then again on the way home, but by the time we got back to Calabash the rain had cleared but not the clouds. Mark and I went to Best Buy with my brother-in-law Joe to buy new hard drives, one for us and one for him. The hard drive I use for my photos has started having problems. Sometimes when I plug it in it is recognized, and sometimes not. So now I will have another back-up copy of all edited photos. Mark’s power pack for his Acer computer arrived today (ordered yesterday with overnight delivery) and that solved one of his computer problems. So we are making some progress on the technical difficulties.

Mark spent part of the afternoon doing fuel runs to fill Windbird’s tanks and that job will be completed in the morning. I defrosted the freezer this afternoon and will transfer items from my sister’s freezer to Windbird tomorrow. So little by little we are getting ready for take-off on Saturday morning. Then late in the afternoon the Steinkerchner’s came to see Windbird. Ed Steinkerchner and his wife Roberta lived across the street from my sister and brother-in-law for all of the years when their children were growing up. I haven’t seen Ed for years, so it was such a delight to find that he and his family who are here in Myrtle Beach vacationing wanted to come to see Windbird. Ed, his two daughters and their husbands and children, plus his son’s college-aged twins all came to visit. It was great to meet the grandchildren and answer their questions about our trip around the world. So Ed, Nancy, Erica, Nicole, Jackie, Joan and Bill, Beth, Doug, Lauren, and Dan-thanks for brightening our day with your visit to Windbird

110616 Day 235, The Carolinas–Steinkerchners Visit Windbird
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